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«A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.»
«[The] most important tribute any human being can pay to a poem or a piece of prose he or she really loves is to learn it by heart. Not by brain, by heart; the expression is vital.»
«And your very flesh shall be a great poem.»
«A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself.»
«A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.»
«A poem ought to be well made at first, for there is many a one to spoil it afterwards.»
«Anybody can write the first line of a poem, but is a very difficult task to make the second line rhyme with the first»
«A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.»
«A poem begins with a lump in the throat»
«A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.»